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Update: Rideau Street closing on April 26

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0:00 [Music] Title appearing on screen: "Where to catch your bus while Rideau Street is closed"

A major street renewal project means Rideau Street from Sussex to Dalhousie will be completely closed to buses until the end of 2020.
Panoramic view of downtown Ottawa showing the Rideau Street and Sussex Drive intersection as well as Wellington Street from Elgin, past the Parliament buildings and beyond.
0:10 The project will transform Rideau Street and the William Street Mall with new streetscaping and infrastructure improvements, View of William Street Mall, then view of Rideau Street near the Rideau Centre pedestrian overpass.
0:18 including for transit customers. Rendering of the renewed Rideau Street look and feel with people enjoying the improved streetscape.
0:20 The Rideau Street closure means that Aerial view of Rideau Street
0:22 if you currently catch a bus at Rideau, you will now have to catch it at another nearby location. Many will stop near the intersection of Rideau and Dalhousie Streets. Street map aerial view of the Rideau Street and Dalhousie Street intersection with graphic indicating the new bus routes servicing the area: 6, 7, 12, 14,15, 17, 18, 39, 45, 57, 61, 75, 97
0:33 Three will stop near the corner of Daly and Nicholas Streets. Street map aerial view of the Nicholas and Daly streets intersection with graphic indicating new bus routes servicing the area: 6, 7, 9
0:37 And many will stop on Mackenzie King Bridge on the south side of the Rideau Centre. Street map aerial view of the Mackenzie King Bridge with graphic indicating the new bus routes servicing the area: 5, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 114, 450, 602, 624, 57, 61, 75, 1, STO
0:45 If you take O-Train Line 1 A transit user exits Line 1 station taking the escalators up to the William Street exit.
0:48 and your new bus stop is near the intersection of Rideau and Dalhousie, Street map aerial view of the Rideau and Dalhousie intersection with graphic indicating the new bus routes servicing the area: 6, 7, 12, 14,15, 17, 18, 39, 45, 57, 61, 75, 97
0:51 take the William Street/ByWard Market exit. Once you're up on Rideau Street, proceed east along Rideau. Transit user accessing Rideau Street and walking east towards Dalhousie Street.
0:59 Dalhousie is just a block down the street. The number 6 stops on Dalhousie at Rideau, Transit user reaches Dalhousie and heads to the close by bus stop.
1:04 or you can continue east across Dalhousie and catch these buses on Rideau. Street map aerial view showing the transit user's walk (dotted line) from Rideau Station exit to the Dalhousie bus stop. Also on screen, a graphic indicating the new bus routes servicing the area: 6, 7, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 39, 45, 57, 61, 75, 97
1:09 If your new bus stop is at Daly and Nicholas, Street map aerial view of Nicholas and Daly streets intersection with graphic indicating the new bus routes servicing the area: 6, 7, 9
1:13 you can exit O-Train Line 1 at William or Rideau Centre. From William, cross Rideau Street and head east on Rideau. Transit user exiting O-Train station at William Street and then crossing Rideau Street towards Rideau Centre's Simons storefront.
1:20 "CF Rideau Centre" logo appearing on screen. From Rideau Centre, simply exit the building and walk east. Either way, take a right through the courtyard to Nicholas, Transit user walking out of the Rideau Centre and down Rideau Street reaching he courtyard leading to Nicholas Street. View of Nicholas street from the courtyard
1:30 and continue to the corner of Daly to catch the 6, 7 and 9. Street map aerial view showing the transit user's walk (dotted line) from the two Rideau Station exits to the Nicholas/ Daly intersection. Also appearing on screen, a graphic indicating the new bus routes servicing the area: 6, 7 9
1:37 If your new bus stop is on Mackenzie King bridge, Street map aerial view of Mackenzie King Bridge with graphic of bus routes servicing the area: 5, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 114, 450, 602, 624, 57, 61, 75, 1, STO
1:42 simply continue along Nicholas to the stairway near the bridge, climb the stairs and head west to the stops on the bridge at Rideau Centre Transit user walking down Nicholas Street and up the stairs onto Mackenzie King Bridge where the bus stops are located.
1:50 and the Department of National Defence building. Street map aerial view showing the transit user's walk (dotted line) from the Rideau Station exit to the Nicholas/Daly intersection and onto the bridge. Also appearing on screen, a graphic indicating the new bus routes servicing the area: 5, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 114, 450, 602, 624, 57, 61, 75, 1, STO
1:55 If you exit O-Train Line 1 up the long escalators to Rideau Centre, Transit user taking stairs to exit Station
2:01 you can also take the scenic route along Colonel By Drive, then climb the stairs near Shaw Centre to the stops on Mackenzie King Bridge. Transit user exiting Rideau Centre and walking along Colonel By Drive passed The Westin Hotel and Shaw Centre and continuing up the stairway leading to the Mackenzie Bridge.
2:14 Of course, if you exit the O-Train Line 1 via the Rideau Centre exits, you can also make your way through the mall to Mackenzie King Bridge, using escalators or accessible elevators. Transit user passing through fare gates towards the Rideau Centre elevators.
2:25 Watch for signs directing you along the way. Street map aerial view showing the transit user's walk (dotted line) from the Rideau Centre shopping mall to Mackenzie King Bridge.
2:30 (OC Transpo logo appearing on screen)

Thanks for going with OC Transpo. For more information, visit octranspo.com
Rendering of the renewed Rideau Street look and feel with people enjoying the improved streetscape.

Rideau Street will close from Sussex to Dalhousie for a street renewal project. This project involves streetscaping and infrastructure improvements. Improvements for transit customers include new real-time departure screens, information displays and shelters. Rideau Street is expected to reopen by the end of the year.  

Routes 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 114, 450, 602 and 624 will be detoured during the closure. Most routes will use Mackenzie King Bridge. Routes 6 and 7 and Route 9 Hurdman will use Daly.

Rideau Street closure detour map

Night routes N39, N45, N57, N61, N75 and N97 Rideau Station stops will move one block east, just past Dalhousie. Westbound routes N57, N61 and N75 will also serve Mackenzie King Bridge.

Map of Night service during the Rideau Street closure

O-Train Line 1 and Rideau Station will remain open. STO stops on Rideau will relocate close by.

Pedestrian access to Rideau Street will be maintained throughout the closure.

Detailed detour information